Snowy Owls are beautiful birds of prey that are born and live most of the year in the Arctic Ocean. Each year, there can be a small southern winter migration of young first- and second-year-old birds along the coast of New England. Soe winters like 2013-2014 (and again this year) can be magical years where a full irruption occurs and many birds are sighted from Portland, Maine to Rye Beah, New Hampshire to Plum Island, Massachusetts. This shot was taken at Rye Harbor State Park on a cold but clear winter day in 2014 as the bird I named Ryeanne flew past me along the rocks and eventually out to sea in the later afternoon.
This was printed on metal and is ready to hang.
Howard Muscott has photographed nature, landscapes, and wildlife for more than 35 years. Grounded in his early years of hiking, backpacking, and mountain climbing, Howard’s love for nature photography is fueled by the exquisite beauty of the natural world and the wildlife residing within its various ecosystems. “The ideal photograph tells a story that speaks directly to the heart and moves people to self-reflection. It combines one’s vision for the image with the best natural, ideally golden light, and requires both persistence and opportunity.”